Nadia Misir is a writer from South Ozone Park, Queens. Her writing has been published in Poetry, Kweli, Papercuts, the Asian American Writers' Workshop's Open City, No, Dear Mag, QUEENSBOUND and QC Voices. A former Asian American Writers’ Workshop Open City fellow, she received her BA in English from SUNY Oswego and an MA in American studies from Columbia University. She also holds an MFA in fiction writing from Queens College, CUNY. Her hobbies include eavesdropping on a Lefferts Boulevard-bound A train and doodling on the Q37 bus. She thinks and writes about diaspora, intimacy, grief, growing up Guyanese in Queens, being a descendant of indenture, and the way histories of oppression reveal themselves in unexpected, mundane and intimate moments.